Team Leader - #35212

East Sussex County Council

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Hailsham
Contract type: Full time

We’re looking for a Team Leader to spearhead our Residential Support Workers at Lansdowne Secure Children’s home. Lansdowne is a secure children’s home run by East Sussex which houses some of the most vulnerable young people aged between 10 to 17 from across the UK.

With a fantastic skilled team, plus a state-of-the-art nurturing environment the residents are offered all-round support. Each young person has a bespoke care plan to ensure support and agreed areas of work to meet their education and health needs.

You’ll be a visible leader who brings a presence to the home, planning residential support worker’s shifts, leading shifts on a day to day basis, ensuring that the children are kept engaged and that their emotional and physical wellbeing is being cared for. This is a challenging role as it involves you taking the lead in a constructive and proactive way to address the problematic behaviour presented by the children, so requires resilience and self-awareness.

As team leader you’ll be organised, self-motivated and have excellent communication skills. Due to the unique nature of this role, you’ll also ideally have experience working with challenging young people, understanding their complex needs and behaviours.

To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests.

Interviews will take place face to face on the 8th December.

East Sussex County Council are dedicated to giving our staff the opportunity to train and develop and we offer an extensive training library and actively encourage this opportunity to all our staff.

We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sheridan Hutchinson

Email: ***************

For work that makes a difference

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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